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Area Boys Basketball: Verndale tops Underwood

UNDERWOOD - Mitchell Blaha contributed 16 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the Verndale Pirates 66-58 non-conference victory over the Underwood Rockets Thursday.

UNDERWOOD - Mitchell Blaha contributed 16 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the Verndale Pirates 66-58 non-conference victory over the Underwood Rockets Thursday.

James Kveton led the Pirates with 20 points and Mac Schluttner added 19.

Underwood 29 29 - 58

Verndale 29 37 - 66

UNDERWOOD

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Jarrett Werner 9, Brodey Rocholl 4, Jordan Wentzel 2, Justin Masloski 8, Matt Biegler 20, Adam Thormodson 15. FG 23-56 (41 percent), FT 7-10 (70 percent). 3-point 5-19 (26 percent).

VERNDALE

Ethan Korfe 7, Mitchell Blaha 16, Mac Schluttner 19, James Kveton 20, Zach Johnson 2, Seth Zins 2. FG 25-60 (41 percent), FT 10-12 (83 percent). 3-point 6-21 (28 percent). Overall: 5-5. Next: hosts Wadena-Deer Creek 7:15 p.m Friday.

Pierz 59, Holdingford 50

HOLDINGFORD - Aaron Weber posted a team-high 14 points in the Pierz Pioneers 59-50 Central Minnesota Conference victory over the Holdingford Huskers Thursday.

Pierz's Jonny Kasper added 13 and Michael Meyer 12.

Holdingford 26 24 - 50

Pierz 22 37 - 59

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HOLDINGFORD

Zach Ryan 1, Blake Patrick 14, Grant Bullert 5, Alex Knapp 2, Trevor Brown 15, Matt Vaslij 5, Joe Meier 8. FG 20-46 (43 percent), FT 8-20 (40 percent). 3-point 2-8 (25 percent).

PIERZ

Michael Meyer 12, Jonny Kasper 13, Aaron Weber 14, Robbie Skiba 9, Noah Boser 8, David Skiba 1, Ethan Lochner 2. FG 15-47 (32 percent), FT 28-47 (60 percent). 3-point 1-11 (9 percent). Conference: 2-3. Overall: 7-5. Next: hosts Howard Lake-Waverly 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Albany 47, Little Falls 41

ALBANY - Riley Loukinen scored 15 points for the Little Falls Flyers as they fell to the Albany Huskies 47-41 in a Granite Ridge Conference matchup Thursday.

Kyle Kabanuk added seven points and seven rebounds in the loss to the Huskies, who are 9-1 on the season.

Albany 20 27 - 47

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Little Falls 20 21 - 41

ALBANY

Nick Raeker 15, Joel Klein , Kyle Birr 7, Kenny Weber 9, Zac Tomsche 8, Jonathan Harlander 2, Neal Anderson 3, Ben Hartmann 1, Josh Terres 2. FG 17-52 (33 percent), FT 10-17 (59 percent). 3-point 3-15 (20 percent).

LITTLE FALLS

Riley Loukinen 15, Kyle Kabanuk 7, Thomas Bell 6, John Lukasavitz 2, Bryce Zawatzke 6, Thomas Kornbaum 5. FG 15-44 (34 percent), FT 7-11 (64 percent). 3-point 4-17 (24 percent). Conference: 3-2. Overall: 7-6. Next: hosts Milaca 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Grand Rapids 56, Pequot Lakes 55

PEQUOT LAKES - CJ Borleis' 23 points led the Pequot Lakes Patriots during Thursday's 56-55 non-conference loss to the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks.

Jack Kreitz added 14 points for 7-5 Patriots.

Grand Rapids 29 27 - 56

Pequot Lakes 37 18 - 55

Grand Rapids

Hunter Dubbels 8, Jake Skelly 14, Trevor Elhard 12, Cole Herring 9, Austin Steere 1, Kail Lindgren 3, Brock Schrom 9.

PEQUOT LAKES

Jack Kreitz 14, Hunter Larson 8, CJ Borleis 23, Brandon Hehir 8, Gage Westlund 2. FT 9-13 (69 percent). Overall: 7-5. Next: at Perham 7:39 p.m. Saturday.

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